MANUEL CAMPO VIDAL
Presidente of the Television Academy
Businessman, former Minister of Spain of Industry and Energy and former general director of the Catalan Radio and Television Corporation
President and chief executive officer of Baniff Executive Leadership and director of the International Institute for Television Leadership
Mr. Campo Vidal is the President of the Science and Arts Television Academy since 2006. He holds major degrees in Journalism from the Autonoma University of Barcelona and he is a technical engineer in industrial electronic by Barcelona’s UPC. Mr. Campo Vidal also has a PhD in Sociology (Business Applications) by Madrid’s Universidad Complutense. Born in Camporells (Huesca), he worked in TVE, where he anchored the news programs; in Cadena SER, where he headed Hora 25 and in Antena 3 TV, where he was the director of the station. Currently, he heads a production company called Lua and the Institute of Business Communications. In 1993, Mr. Campo Vidal reached a very high notoriety when he was the anchor of the first TV debate between the top two candidates to Spain’s presidency: Felipe González and José María Aznar.